Archive for the 'Prostate Cancer' Category

28 Apr


Investigators from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and Johns Hopkins University reported the results of a genome-wide scan on 91 high-risk prostate cancer families in North America and Sweden; two of these families were African American. Of the 91 families studied, approximately one-third showed linkage to an area on Chromosome lq (HPC1), including […]

14 Apr

Spirituality and Care of Prostate Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study

African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men and also more likely to be adversely affected. Although mortality rates are declining among black and white men, rates in black men remain more than twice as high as rates in white men. Epidemiological studies have suggested that several factors may […]

04 May

Should you have regular tests for prostate cancer?

It is important to have regular health checkups, including a digital rectal exam. But experts disagree on whether regular PSA testing is right for all men. Testing could lead to cancer treatment that can cause other health problems, especially loss of bladder control and not being able to have an erection. Talk with your doctor […]

04 May

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

The most common way to check for prostate cancer is to have a digital rectal exam, in which the doctor puts a gloved, lubricated finger in your rectum to feel your prostate, and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. A higher level of PSA may mean that you have prostate cancer, but it could also […]

04 May

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate sits just below the bladder. It makes part of the fluid for semen. In young men, the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It usually grows larger as you grow older. Prostate cancer is common in men older […]

04 May

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is common among men older than 65. Most cases are treatable because they are found with screening tests before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Most men do not die from it. The most common way to check for prostate cancer is to have a digital rectal exam and […]

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